Missing elderly man located safe by LC authorities

Leroy Stewart Sr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
Leroy Stewart Sr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The elderly man reported missing Monday in Lake Charles has been located, according to Lake Charles authorities.

Leroy Stewart Sr., 85, was located Wednesday at around 11:49 a.m. and taken to a local hospital for evaluation before being reunited with his family.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said Stewart was found in the 700 block of Azalea Street by two members of the police department, Jennifer Hoffpauir and Jordan Ashworth.

Chief Don Dixon said Hoffpauir and Ashworth saved Stewart's life.

"We are very proud of these two as we are of all members of this organization," Dixon said.

Lake Charles authorities thanked the public for their assistance in the search.

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